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Mac OS X - access files owned by system

How can I access folders with those permissions? When trying through terminal: superUser99:tmp superUser99$ cd launchd -bash: cd: launchd: Permission denied
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Make a folder “Sharable” on Mac

My Mac got two different password protected users. Is there any way I can make the "music" folder a shared folder without copying/duplicating anything? NOTE: When I right-click and "get info" on ...
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New folders created on Mac not displaying correct on Windows computer

In our network we have both Mac and Windows computers. We have a shared data disk used by all computers. On one iMac there is an issue. If a new folder is created on the data disk by the iMac it is ...
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Open current bash location explicitly in Finder

When double clicking a bundle folder (folder called *.bundle), a Terminal window opens as expected. However, $ open . does not then open a Finder window but another Terminal. Is there a way ...
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Replace existing folder with mv command

Apologies if this question has already been asked, I couldn't find anything… Lets say I want to replace 'oldstuff' with 'newstuff'. Basically re-naming to replace. I try using this command: mv ...
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two finder windows next to each other like Ubuntu F3 shortcut

Ok, so at work I use Ubuntu and its create for copying a files from one folder to another folder without having two finder windows open. What I would like is to have that function on my mac and I am ...
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How can a program open a folder?

I was trying to digest the info at Windows memory management revealed part one, part two but anyway on to the question. The website introduces a program called Process Explorer, and in the download ...
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How to have full directory path always shown in mac terminal (like linux terminal)

In my ubuntu terminal I have always current directory shown completely. Just like this: blabla@blublu:~/music/my_album/classical/beethoven$ But in my Mac (Mac OS X 10.6.5) terminal does not show ...
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Change the glyph on a Mac OS X folder icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the icon (apply a thumb) of a folder on Mac OS X? I noticed that some system folders on Mac OS X (such as downloads, movies, etc..) have a glyph. Is it ...
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what does “~/.” mean in terms of OS X folders/directories?

Hey, I'm installing a program on my MacBook that has to be unzipped to the ~/.spring directory; now, I know what Spring is, it's the name of the thing I'm installing. I'd be very happy to create a ...
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What folders does Linux have that Mac OS X doesn't?

I was wondering what kind of folders Linux has by default (e.g. system folders such as /var, /tmp etc) that Mac OS X doesn't? I'm pretty sure that some of these folders exist in Mac OS X but are ...
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/usr/local: No such file or directory

new mac mini with snow leopard. entering the following into the terminal: cd /usr/local get the following message: -bash: cd: /usr/local: No such file or directory not sure why?
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How do you get to $HOME/bin from the Finder on the Mac?

According to the installation instructions for WireShark on the Mac, I need to drag one of the WireShark folders to the folder $HOME/bin. But using the Finder application, the only folders I see are ...
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How to convert a folder of files on a Mac to PDF?

I have a folder of files that I want to convert to PDF. What is the best way on the mac to automate this?